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Wed. 8:47 a.m.: Sears staves off liquidation, stores to remain open

NEW YORK (AP) — Sears will live on— at least for now. The company's chairman and largest shareholder and chairman, Eddie Lampert, won a bankruptcy auction for Sears in New York, averting liquidation of the iconic chain, according to a source familiar with the negotiations. The person ...

Wed. 8:43 a.m.: Iran state TV says anchorwoman held in US

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A prominent American anchorwoman on Iranian state television's English-language service has been arrested after flying into the U.S., the broadcaster reported today. U.S. law enforcement agencies did not immediately respond to requests for comment. The reported detention ...

Wed. 8:41 a.m.: World’s permafrost gets warmer; Siberia rises the most

BERLIN (AP) — Scientists say the world's permafrost is getting warmer, with temperatures increasing by an average of 0.3 degrees Celsius (0.54 Fahrenheit) over a decade. A study published today found the biggest rise in Siberia, where frozen soil temperatures rose by 0.9 degrees Celsius ...

Wed. 8:29 a.m.: May faces no-confidence vote after huge Brexit defeat

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May faces a no-confidence vote today, a day after Parliament rejected her Brexit deal by a historic margin, unleashing a power struggle over control of Britain's planned exit from the European Union. May is battling to save her job after staking ...

Wed. 8:26 a.m.: US assessment raises concerns over China attacking Taiwan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid increasing tensions with Beijing, the Pentagon has released a new report that lays out U.S. concerns about China's growing military might, underscoring worries about a possible attack against Taiwan. Speaking to reporters, a senior defense intelligence official said ...

Tues. 1:40 p.m.: Three from Warren die in crash

WARREN - A fatal two-car accident at 5:33 p.m. Monday on state Route 528 near Shed Road in Parkman Township, led to the deaths of three Warren residents. James E. Gray, 72, and his daughter, Chloe Trupa, 9, were traveling north in his 2018 Honda Civic when his vehicle went left of center, ...

Tue. 10:54 a.m.: White House shifts shutdown strategy, tries to bypass Pelosi

WASHINGTON (AP) — Shifting strategy, the White House invited rank-and-file House Democrats to lunch today with President Donald Trump, bypassing Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her leadership team in an effort to get centrist and freshman lawmakers on board with funding Trump's long-promised ...

Tue. 9:51 a.m.: US wholesale prices fell 0.2 percent in December

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. wholesale prices fell last month, dragged down by a steep drop in gas costs, suggesting that inflation will remain tame in the coming months. The Labor Department said this morning that the producer price index — which tracks cost changes before they reach the ...

Tue. 8:59 a.m.: White House names scaled-back delegation for Swiss forum

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House has named the members of a scaled-back delegation that will represent the Trump administration next week at an annual economic conference in Switzerland. President Donald Trump had planned to attend the World Economic Forum in Davis, but canceled his trip ...

Tue. 8:36 a.m.: Broadway legend Carol Channing passes at age 97

NEW YORK (AP) — Carol Channing, the lanky, ebullient musical comedy star who delighted American audiences over almost 5,000 performances as the scheming Dolly Levi in "Hello, Dolly" on Broadway and beyond, has died. She was 97. Publicist B. Harlan Boll said Channing died of natural causes ...

Tue. 8:31 a.m.: Trump’s AG pick to steer through hearing today

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's attorney general nominee will have to navigate his confirmation hearing skillfully, emphasizing his support for Trump's policies while assuring Democrats he will act independently and won't interfere with the special counsel's Russia ...

Tue. 8:26 a.m.: VW, Ford team up on pickups, explore electric cooperation

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen and Ford say they're forming a global alliance in which they will together develop commercial vans and medium-sized pickups while exploring broader cooperation on battery-powered and autonomous vehicles. Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess and Ford CEO Jim ...

Mon. 2:40 p.m.: Officers involved in Niles police shooting are identified

NILES - The city of Niles today released the names of the two officers involved in a Jan. 2 police-involved shooting following calls for the information and a public record request filed by the Tribune Chronicle. Officer James Reppy and Officer Christopher Mannella were placed on ...

Mon. 10:40 a.m. – UPDATE: Jury selection underway for Hoerig case

WARREN - Accused of murder, Claudia Hoerig sat at the defense table this morning taking notes and speaking quietly with her two defense attorneys as Trumbull Common Pleas Judge Andrew Logan instructed potential jurors about the case. The trial began today with jury selection. The trial is ...

Mon. 10:02 a.m.: Top auto awards go to Hyundai and Ram

DETROIT (AP) — The Hyundai Genesis G70, Hyundai Kona and the Ram pickup have received North American car, sport utility and truck of the year awards. The awards were announced this morning at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. This year's car finalists also included ...

Mon. 9:48 a.m.: Jury selection underway in Hoerig murder trial

WARREN — Jury selection is underway this morning in the murder trial of Claudia Hoerig, accused of shooting her husband to death in 2007 in their Newton Falls home. Instead of orange jail coveralls that she wore to court for various pretrial hearings over the last several months, Hoerig is ...

Mon. 9:07 a.m.: Congress to face same question: When will shutdown end?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress returns to Washington today for its first full week of legislative business since control of the House reverted to Democrats, but lawmakers will be confronted with the same lingering question: When will the partial government shutdown end? President Donald Trump ...

Mon. 8:54 a.m.: US tells Saudis to hold Khashoggi’s murderers accountable

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The Trump administration expects Saudi Arabia to hold "every single person" responsible for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi accountable, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said today after talks with senior Saudi officials that also focused on Mideast ...

Mon. 8:52 a.m.: Julian Castro visits Puerto Rico in bid for presidency

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — U.S. presidential candidate Julian Castro is joining dozens of high-profile Latinos in Puerto Rico to talk about how to mobilize voters ahead of the 2020 elections and increase Latino political representation. The group is condemning President Donald Trump's plan ...

Mon. 8:46 a.m.: Croatia nixes F-16 purchase from Israel after US objection

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatia's government has formally canceled a $500 million deal to buy 12 used fighter jets from Israel after it collapsed over U.S. objections. State TV says the government made the decision at today's session. Israel and Croatia reached a tentative deal in March ...